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[88 STAT. 1631]
[88 STAT. 1631]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1975

88 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 93-516-DEC. 7, 1974

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such rules and regulations as he may prescribe. I n the conduct of such audits he and his duly authorized representatives shall have access to any relevant books, documents, papers, accounts, and records of such activities as he deems necessary. TITLE III — W H I T E H O U S E C O N F E R E N C E ON HANDICAPPED INDIVIDUALS

SHORT

White House Conference on Handicapped In. dividuals Act.

TITLE

SEC. 300. This title may be cited as the "White House Conference on Handicapped Individuals Act".

29 USC 701

F I N D I N G S A N D POLICY

SEC. 301. The Congress finds that— .Jl^^^^^^ note. (1) the United States has achieved great and satisfying success in making possible a better quality of life for a large and increasing percentage of our population; (2) the benefits and fundamental rights of this society are often denied those individuals with mental and physical handicaps; (3) there are seven million children and at least twenty-eight million adults with mental or physical handicaps; (4) it is of critical importance to this Nation that equality of opportunity, equal access to all aspects of society and equal rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States be provided to all individuals with handicaps; (5) the primary responsibility for meeting the challenge and problems of individuals with handicaps has often fallen on the individual or his family; (6) it is essential that recommendations be made to assure that all individuals with handicaps are able to live their lives independently and with dignity, and that the complete integration of all individuals with handicaps into normal community living, working, and service patterns be held as the final objective; and (7) all levels of Government must necessarily share responsibility for developing opportunities for individuals with handicaps; and it is therefore the policy of the Congress that the Federal Government work jointly with the States and their citizens to develop recommendations and plans for action in solving the multifold problems facing individuals with handicaps. AUTHORITY

OF P R E S I D E N T, C O U N C I L, A N D SECRETARY

SEC. 302. (a) The President is authorized to call a White House ^^ 29 USC 701 lote. Conference on Handicapped Individuals not later than two years after the date of enactment of this title in order to develop recommendations and stimulate a national assessment of problems, and solutions to such problems, facing individuals with handicaps. Such a conference shall be planned and conducted under the direction of the National Planning and Advisory Council, established pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, and the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (hereinafter referred to as the "Secretary") and each Federal department and agency shall provide such cooperation and assistance to the Council, including the assignment of personnel, as may reasonably be required by the Secretary. (b)(1) There is established a National Planning and Advisory n^^'.TdAdvtZy Council (m this title referred to as the "Council"), appointed by the council. Establishment.